Independent Reviewing Officer - Looked After Children

Location Wirral
Discipline: Public Sector
Job type: Contract
Salary: £Up to £30 per hour
Contact name: Sam Morris

Contact email: smorris@novaxrecruitment.com
Job ref: RQ498447_1641379521
Published: 23 days ago
Startdate: 02.02.2022

Independent Reviewing Officer - Looked After Children
Wirral
Contract
£30 P/H (Umbrella)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Independent Reviewing Officer to work in Wirral within the Children's Services. The role is in place to Improve the life chances of children, and ensure that service provision leads to improved/positive outcomes for children. To scrutinise (and where necessary challenge) the Local Authority in relation to their function in providing for the needs of Looked After Children and those the subject of Child Protection Plans.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Ensure that the planning arrangements for Looked After Children are of the highest quality and in accordance with guidance and regulations as set out in the Children's Act 1989, Independent Reviewing Officer's Regulations and Guidance 2004; and Working Together 2013.

Organise, co-ordinate and manage Looked After Children Reviews and Child Protection Conferences as required, and act as a Chairperson and Advisor to such Reviews and Conferences.

Assist the Service Manager in preparing reports, offering advice and maintaining information or performance targets for children on Child Protection Plans, Looked After Children and Pathway Plans.

Issue/invoke statutory dispute resolution procedures and act on behalf of children where services/plans are in breach of The Human Rights Act. To progress to judicial review when these procedures fail.


Ensure compliance with statutory guidance and regulations on care planning for children through the review process. Set and monitor that actions and recommendations from reviews and child protection conferences are met, engaging with Team and Service Managers when they are not in order to achieve good long term outcomes for children.

Knowledge and Experience:

* Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and regulations relating to vulnerable adults, children and young people, care leavers and families.
* Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and regulations relating to vulnerable adults, children and young people, care leavers and families.
* Ability to chair and manage child and family meetings that deal with complex child care issues.
* Extensive experience of Child and Family work particular in relation to Looked After Children.
* Significant management experience at Team Manager level or considerable relevant experience as an IRO.
* Management qualification ILM level 5 or equivalent.
* Significant experience of managing complex cases carrying risk of harm across a range of social care settings.

For more information please call Sam on 01616670021 or email